This minor is designed to develop entrepreneurial skills for business majors interested in the entrepreneurial activities in start‐up and corporate organizations.

Admission Requirements for Minor in Entrepreneurship  

The following admission standards must be fulfilled to become eligible to officially declare a minor in Entrepreneurship:

  1. Fulfill the University’s General Education Requirement (See the Academic Catalog or Schedule of Classes for details on fulfilling the General Education Requirement).
  2. Complete each of the nine Foundation Courses (listed above) with a grade of “C” or better in each course AND earn a Foundation Course grade point average of 2.50 or higher (on a 4-point scale).  COBM does not round up GPA.  A 2.49 GPA would require re-taking a course(s) to earn a 2.5 foundation GPA.
  3. Complete at least 45 college credit hours of course work, including the Foundation Courses and General Education Courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Contact the Office of Program Advisement at (773) 442-6111 to schedule an advisement appointment to officially declare an entrepreneurship minor.

Program Completion

Entrepreneurship Minors must earn a 2.50 or higher GPA for all required and elective courses in the Minor.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Entrepreneurship requirements

Required courses:9
Creativity And Innovation
Legal Aspects Of Entrepreneurship
Two Elective Courses From The List Below6
Marketing Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
Digital Marketing
Small Business Management
Marketing Research
Total Hours15

Courses applied to this minor can not be applied to other majors and minors.